Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Southern California Edison Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project, California, 42875-42876 [E6-12112]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 145 / Friday, July 28, 2006 / Notices (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the bureau, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the bureau’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond. OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collections but may respond after 30 days; therefore, comments submitted within 30 days are more assured of receiving maximum consideration. Please note that comments, names, addresses of commentators are available for public review during normal business hours. If you wish us to withhold any information you submit, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will honor your request to the extent allowable by law. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Water Request Type of review: Reinstatement with a change of a previously approved collection. Title: Water Request, 25 CFR 171. Summary: In order for irrigators to receive water deliveries, information is needed by the BIA to operate and maintain its irrigation projects and fulfill reporting requirements. Section 171.7 of 25 CFR part 171, [Irrigation] Operation and Maintenance, specifies the information collection requirement. Water users must apply for water delivery. The information to be collected includes: Name; water delivery location; time and date of requested water delivery; duration of water delivery; rate of water flow; number of acres irrigated; crop statistics; and other operational information identified in the local administrative manuals. Collection of this information was previously authorized under an approval by OMB (OMB Control Number 1076–0141). All information is collected at least annually from each water user with a response required each time irrigation water is provided. Annual reporting and record keeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 8 minutes per request. There is a range of 1 to 10 requests from each irrigation water user each season with an average of 4 responses per respondent. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:47 Jul 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 Description of Respondents: BIA Irrigation Project Water Users. Total Respondents: 6539. Total Annual Responses: 26,945. Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,756 hours. Electrical Service Application Type of review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection. Title: Electric Service Application, 25 CFR 175. Summary: In order for electric power consumers to be served, information is needed by the BIA to operate and maintain its electric power utilities and fulfill reporting requirements. Section 175.22 of 25 CFR part 175, Indian electric power utilities, specifies the information collection requirement. Power consumers must apply for electric service. The information to be collected includes: name; electric service location; and other operational information identified in the local administrative manuals. Collection of this information was authorized under an approval by OMB (OMB Control Number 1076–0021). All information is collected from each electric power consumer. Annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 minutes for each response for 3,000 respondents, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Thus, the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection is estimated to be 1,500 hours. Frequency of Collection: On Occasion. Description of Respondents: BIA Electric Power Consumers. Total Respondents: 3,000. Total Annual Responses: 3,000. Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,500 hours. Dated: July 20, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–12074 Filed 7–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42875 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–660–1430–ER–CACA–17905] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Southern California Edison Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project, California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (Pub. L. 91–190, 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347), and 40 CFR parts 1500–1508, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), together with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), hereby gives notice that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Southern California Edison Company (SCE) Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project is available for public review and comment. The BLM is the lead Federal agency for the preparation of this EIS in compliance with the requirements of NEPA. The CPUC is the lead State of California agency for the preparation of this EIR in compliance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This notice serves as an invitation for the public and other cooperating agencies to provide comments on the scope and content of the Draft EIS/EIR. DATES: To assure that they will be considered, BLM must receive comments on the Draft EIS/EIR within 60 days following the date of publication of a Notice of Availability of this document, in the Federal Register, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA published its Notice of Availability on May 19, 2006, at 71 FR 29148, with a stated end of the comment period to be July 5, 2006. The BLM is extending this comment period until the close of business on August 11, 2006. ADDRESSES: If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any of several methods. You may mail comments to: Gail Acheson, Field Manager; Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, P.O. Box 581260, North Palm Springs, CA 92258. You may also comment via the Internet to gchill@ca.blm.gov. Please include in the subject line: ‘‘Draft EIS/ EIR, DPV2 Transmission Line Project’’ and your name and return address in E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 42876 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 145 / Friday, July 28, 2006 / Notices your Internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your Internet message, contact Greg Hill at (760) 251–4840. You may also hand-deliver comments to: Bureau of Land Management, Palm SpringsSouth Coast Field Office, 690 W. Garnet Avenue, North Palm Springs, CA 92258. Oral comments were accepted at the three public meetings held in Tonopah, Arizona; Beaumont, California; and Palm Desert, California, in June 2006. Notices published in the local media were provided at least 15 days prior to the scheduled public meetings. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name and/or street address from public review or disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Hill at (760) 251–4840 or e-mail: gchill@ca.blm.gov. A copy of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Southern California Edison Proposed Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project is available for review via the Internet at http:// www.blm.gov/ca/palmsprings. Electronic (on CD–ROM) or paper copies may also be obtained by contacting Greg Hill at the aforementioned addresses and phone number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Southern California Edison (SCE) is proposing to construct a new 230-mile long, 500kilovolt (kV) electrical transmission line between SCE’s Devers Substation located near Palm Springs, California, and the Harquahala Generating Station switchyard, located near the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix, Arizona. For the most part, this portion of the project would parallel SCE’s existing Devers-Palo Verde No. 1 500 kV transmission line. In addition, SCE is proposing to upgrade 48.2 miles of existing 230 kV transmission lines between the Devers Substation west to the San Bernardino and Vista Substations, located in the San Bernardino, California, vicinity. Together, the proposed 500 kV line and the 230 kV transmission facility upgrades are known as DPV2. Construction of DPV2 would add 1,200 megawatts (MW) of transmission import VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:17 Jul 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 capacity from the southwestern United States to California, which would reduce energy costs throughout California and enhance the reliability of California’s energy supply through increased transmission infrastructure. The BLM identified a list of issues that are addressed in this analysis, including the impacts of the proposed project on visual resources, agricultural lands, air quality, plant and animal species including special status species, cultural resources, and watersheds. Other issues identified by the BLM are impacts to the public in the form of noise, traffic, accidental release of hazardous materials, and impacts to urban, residential, and recreational areas. The CPUC and BLM, pursuant to CEQA and NEPA, released the EIS/EIR on May 4, 2006. Joint CPUC and BLM public workshops were held in Tonopah, Arizona; Beaumont, California; and Palm Desert, California, on June 6, 7, and 8, 2006, respectively. Meeting notices were published in Arizona and California newspapers in early May 2006 and were mailed to an extensive public interest list. Gail Acheson, Field Manager. [FR Doc. E6–12112 Filed 7–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–922–06–1310–FI; COC64777] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC64777 from Vessels Coal Gas Inc for lands in Delta County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at 303.239.3767. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease COC64777 effective June 1, 2006, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Dated: July 21, 2006. Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner. [FR Doc. E6–12087 Filed 7–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–922–06–1310–FI; COC68483] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC68483 from Western Energy Resources Inc. for lands in Gunnison County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at 303.239.3767. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 145 (Friday, July 28, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42875-42876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-12112]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CA-660-1430-ER-CACA-17905]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Southern 
California Edison Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project, 
California

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA) of 1969, as amended (Pub. L. 91-190, 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347), and 
40 CFR parts 1500-1508, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), together 
with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), hereby gives 
notice that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental 
Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Southern California Edison Company 
(SCE) Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project is available 
for public review and comment. The BLM is the lead Federal agency for 
the preparation of this EIS in compliance with the requirements of 
NEPA. The CPUC is the lead State of California agency for the 
preparation of this EIR in compliance with the requirements of the 
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This notice serves as an 
invitation for the public and other cooperating agencies to provide 
comments on the scope and content of the Draft EIS/EIR.

DATES: To assure that they will be considered, BLM must receive 
comments on the Draft EIS/EIR within 60 days following the date of 
publication of a Notice of Availability of this document, in the 
Federal Register, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA 
published its Notice of Availability on May 19, 2006, at 71 FR 29148, 
with a stated end of the comment period to be July 5, 2006. The BLM is 
extending this comment period until the close of business on August 11, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any 
of several methods. You may mail comments to: Gail Acheson, Field 
Manager; Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field 
Office, P.O. Box 581260, North Palm Springs, CA 92258. You may also 
comment via the Internet to gchill@ca.blm.gov. Please include in the 
subject line: ``Draft EIS/EIR, DPV2 Transmission Line Project'' and 
your name and return address in

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your Internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation that we 
have received your Internet message, contact Greg Hill at (760) 251-
4840. You may also hand-deliver comments to: Bureau of Land Management, 
Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, 690 W. Garnet Avenue, North Palm 
Springs, CA 92258. Oral comments were accepted at the three public 
meetings held in Tonopah, Arizona; Beaumont, California; and Palm 
Desert, California, in June 2006. Notices published in the local media 
were provided at least 15 days prior to the scheduled public meetings. 
Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to 
withhold your name and/or street address from public review or 
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this 
prominently at the beginning of your comment. Such requests will be 
honored to the extent allowed by law. We will make all submissions from 
organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Hill at (760) 251-4840 or e-mail: 
gchill@ca.blm.gov. A copy of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/
Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Southern California 
Edison Proposed Devers-Palo Verde No. 2 Transmission Line Project is 
available for review via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/ca/
palmsprings. Electronic (on CD-ROM) or paper copies may also be 
obtained by contacting Greg Hill at the aforementioned addresses and 
phone number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Southern California Edison (SCE) is 
proposing to construct a new 230-mile long, 500-kilovolt (kV) 
electrical transmission line between SCE's Devers Substation located 
near Palm Springs, California, and the Harquahala Generating Station 
switchyard, located near the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west 
of Phoenix, Arizona. For the most part, this portion of the project 
would parallel SCE's existing Devers-Palo Verde No. 1 500 kV 
transmission line. In addition, SCE is proposing to upgrade 48.2 miles 
of existing 230 kV transmission lines between the Devers Substation 
west to the San Bernardino and Vista Substations, located in the San 
Bernardino, California, vicinity. Together, the proposed 500 kV line 
and the 230 kV transmission facility upgrades are known as DPV2. 
Construction of DPV2 would add 1,200 megawatts (MW) of transmission 
import capacity from the southwestern United States to California, 
which would reduce energy costs throughout California and enhance the 
reliability of California's energy supply through increased 
transmission infrastructure.
    The BLM identified a list of issues that are addressed in this 
analysis, including the impacts of the proposed project on visual 
resources, agricultural lands, air quality, plant and animal species 
including special status species, cultural resources, and watersheds. 
Other issues identified by the BLM are impacts to the public in the 
form of noise, traffic, accidental release of hazardous materials, and 
impacts to urban, residential, and recreational areas. The CPUC and 
BLM, pursuant to CEQA and NEPA, released the EIS/EIR on May 4, 2006. 
Joint CPUC and BLM public workshops were held in Tonopah, Arizona; 
Beaumont, California; and Palm Desert, California, on June 6, 7, and 8, 
2006, respectively. Meeting notices were published in Arizona and 
California newspapers in early May 2006 and were mailed to an extensive 
public interest list.

Gail Acheson,
Field Manager.
 [FR Doc. E6-12112 Filed 7-27-06; 8:45 am]
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